Posts Tagged ‘Smash’

Street Sweepers Vol. 1: Arts Desk’s Favorite DMV Tracks of 2012 (So Far)

Keeping tabs on D.C. hip-hop is miserable. You have exciting prospects and well-oiled brands making moves, and then there’s everything else: Twitter thugs, DatPiff trolls, YouTube street fighters. There’s a wealth of kids with enough digital means to routinely indict each other on camera in beef-driven clips (let's grow up and all get this money, [...]

What D.C. Shops are Doing for Record Store Day

You should visit some local music shops this Saturday, the sixth annual Record Store Day. Then again, you probably should visit a record store every weekend.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves: Record Store Day began in 2007 as a celebration of brick-and-mortar shops hoping to inspire physical trips with exclusive limited releases. This year, there'll [...]

Why Is the District Busting Record Stores and Vintage Shops?

Should stores that sell records, vintage clothes, and used books be regulated in a manner similar to pawn shops? The District code seems to say so—which is what some small-shop owners found out, rather unpleasantly, earlier this week.
On Wednesday, an inspector from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and a detective from the Metropolitan [...]

Crooked Beat Records Is Done Selling CDs

Adams Morgan record shop Crooked Beat is just about done with compact discs. Last weekend, the store announced it will no longer sell CDs—except for local albums and low-price new releases—either online or in its 18th Street NW storefront.
"We only have about 300 CDs left, anyway," says Bill Daly, the store's owner. "We're trying to make [...]

Best of D.C. Is Live, but Whose Taste Is Better: Yours or Ours?

Best of D.C.! What more is there to say?
Well, this: Our annual issue highlighting our—and your—picks for the best the District has to offer is online and in print today. Pick up a copy! Or read it here!
There's no shortage of arts-related goodies therein, and even some overlap between the readers poll and our staff [...]

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